Scientific name: Pallimnarchus / Paludirex* (uncertain taxonomy)
Size: 6 – 7 metres long
Location: Found across central, eastern and northern Australia
Pallimnarchus is a giant freshwater crocodile with a thick skull, large conical teeth, and thick square armour plates called osteoderms. It was a large vertebrate hunter and part of the extinct crocodile group called crocodilians which inhabited Australian inland rivers and lakes during the Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs. Currently two species known. Recently a new name has been proposed for specimens referred to as Pallimnarchus. Paludirex is another name that has been proposed.
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